Additional Code Information
The Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES) is a state-developed mandatory code based on the 2006 IECC with Alaska-specific amendments.
A statewide commercial code has not been adopted.
The State of Alaska does not adhere to a standardized schedule for code review, adoption, and update. The most recent update became effective April 1, 2007.
Alaska uses a regulatory process for changes to the residential code. Proposed changes can be submitted to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, which reviews and acts on the proposals. Public hearings are required before changes are adopted. Legislative action would be required for statewide adoption of a commercial code.
Builders must certify compliance with the BEES requirements by completing a standardized form that must be included with the mortgage package. The builder may choose one of the following methods to show compliance:
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Local jurisdictions are permitted to adopt other standards that meet or exceed the BEES requirements.
Statewide Program: Building Energy Efficiency Standard (BEES)
Alaska Energy Authority
813 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503
ICLEI - international association of local governments and their associations
There are six Alaska government members:
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kodiak, and Sitka.
Mayors Climate Protection Center
Five Alaskan Mayors who have signed The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement:
Anchorage, Mr. Mark Begichc
Juneau, Mr. Bruce Botelho
North Pole, Mr. Jeffrey Jacobson
Shishmaref , Mr. Stanley Tocktoo
Sitka, Mr. Marko Dapcevich
International Codes Council (ICC) Regional Support and State Offices:
Ms. Kathy Slawinski
ICC Chicago District Office
4051 West Flossmoor Road
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
1-888-422-7233, Ext. 4319
Mr. Kraig M. Stevenson, C.B.O.
Senior Regional Manager
2122 - 112 Avenue NE,
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 1-888-422-7233, Ext. 7603
Mr. Robert Garrison
Regional Service Representative
P.O. Box 1762
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 1-888-422-7233, Ext. 6271